Posts Tagged ‘Ask The Pilot’
 

 

Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know, Part 2

Patrick Smith delves into wake turbulence, explaining the various factors behind this airborne phenomena and how pilots protect against the dangers of wake upsets.
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Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1

Turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Patrick Smith sheds light on the phenomena and how pilots handle turbulence in flight.
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There’s No Flying in Baseball?

Patrick Smith takes a look at the parallels between aviation and America’s favorite pastime.
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OPINION: What Makes a Great-Looking Jetliner?

“Aesthetically it’s no 747, but it’s a handsome plane,” I wrote of the 787 previously in a column. “Confident in a way not unlike its older and smaller sibling, the 757.”
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Computer rendering of the KLM and Pan Am 747s colliding at Tenerife.

WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a ...
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